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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

Releases of Stormwater

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

No information given
Cause: Excessive rains caused a storm water overflow of containment berms.

Followup: No

Notes: The refinery sampled the stormwater for pH, oil and grease, and total organic carbon. The pH of the overflow was 9.2, and the rest of the test results had not yet been received at the time of the written report. Amount of stormwater released is unknown.


Cause: Hurricane Gustav caused stormwater to overflow street curbing and discharge into local drainage, bypassing the facility's permitted stormwater outfalls.

Followup: No

Notes: A representative from the facility promised that a written report would be attached to the facility's Monthly Discharge Monitoring Report for September, 2008. Amount of stormwater released is unknown.